It has begun. UGH!! Not sure why they call it morning sickness cause for me it hits at night... And it pretty much sucks.. But all worth it in the end.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So there it is you guys!! 3 tests all positive, for baby # 3!!! AGHHHHHH!! I can't believe it!! right now I'm soo excited, and I haven't started feeling like crap either so that's really nice!!! I've been having a few anxiety moments with the thoughts of how challenging it's going to be with 3 and not having and extra hand... But I'm sure you may or may not hare about more of those excitements and anxieties later on.. but For now I'm just praising God and grateful for the blessing and opportunity. For now I think I'm about 6 weeks along, which means it'll be an August /September babe, I have my first appointment the first week in January, so I guess I'll "know" more specifics then!!! YAY!!! We're having another baby!! Lord Please be with us!! Love you guys!!
Posted by rene at 8:09 AM
Friday, December 5, 2008
So I had a horrible flashback of when I was 8 or 9... My sisters used to tell me as a "tease" that I was "adopted" from the "Philippines" because I had "almond" shaped eyes or that the were"slanted" and because I had loads of freckles...)please notice all the "s, you may say "That makes no sense" but I was 8 or 9 people!!! And trust me I already thought something was weird because i was a different "shade" than my mom... At that time I wasn't smart enough to put 2 &2 together, if I had considered my Dad I had come to that " somewhere in between", it might have made more sense to me... Any how the reason for the story is....... Nadya and I were hanging out, being cuddly and giggly and she looked up at me and said "mommy why do your eye's look like this??", she took her little fingers and pulled her little eyes as far apart as she could.... making them as small and as slanted as she could....... After coming to terms that my sisters were"just teasing me".. I found myself self conscious again, I guess I didn't realize it was that obvious!! .. I should have known that when I did the "Celebrity-look-a-like" and all the people were Asian celebrities, that maybe my eyes are more slanted than I thought.... Well y'all that's the way God made me!! It's kinda funny because after that happened prior to me telling anyone I went to a Japanese restaurant to meet with friends and when I walked in they thought I was one of the owners!!... NICE!!! Love you guys Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, in case I don't get on here before!! May God Bless you by the tons!!
Posted by rene at 2:55 PM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sadly our girls are into High School Musical ... Sadly, I say, but secretly I say "YES".. for those of you that were in Show Choir ( and yes I capitalized it) you may appreciate it because it makes me re-live the days of show choir...It's the only thing I can get Nadya to sit still and watch.. she doesn't like cartoons... only musicals,(I've rented "South Pacific, and "Rent"...for her purposes ONLY of course) and live performance... She loves the "Singers" videos (not even in DVD.. VHS.. You old folk will know what I'm talking about..) Thank God for music and musicals!! God knew what He was doing when He made music a universal language... Or at least a means for my sanity......
Posted by rene at 1:21 PM
So Bella read her first word this weekend... the word was ZOOM.. I asked her " how do you know that it is ZOOM".. She said "It looked like ZOO BUT HAS AN "m" on the end so that means it's ZOOM!!" Apparently she's been able to read longer than I've Known... I didn't even know she knew how to spell or read Zoo.. Although I did Know that she could spell the letter "B"... b-e-e is what she says, she can also spell the letter "c" s-e-e.... she wants to know how to spell every letter in the alphabet... ummmm I don't even know that... she's so smart!!
Posted by rene at 12:59 PM
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Well hello there!!
If you are reading this I'm so grateful that you were patient enough to wait on us!! Sorry it has been to long!! For me it was a great, stressful, emotional summer for me and so I was a little overwhelmed you could say and I tend to withdraw when I am feeling that way! So that's the long/short of it, Thank you for understanding!! SO!! A lot has happened since the last post.. not sure if I'll remember it all but I'll give you a briefing.
~Went to San Fran to visit Joel and Jeanne Norsworthy! First vacation together (Si and I) without the girls! It was sooo awesome and incredible!!
~moved into house (love the space!)
~Sister and her wonderful family came to visit for a few days (about a week after getting into the house) Oh how I miss them!
~both girls got strep within 2 week of moving into house!
~Nadya had her tonsils taken out about 2weeks after that (lets just say she was on antibiotics for about a month) That was really trying! Seeing my baby in so much pain for 2 weeks and not being able to do anything about it, plus the pain meds she was on made here REALLY crazy and mean!! (when she was in her crazy mode Simon would call her Anna Nicole Smith if that paints a better image for you) when she was mean she was mean, not looking forward to teenage yrs!
~ Si started a new job at Roche, the same day the girls started school! That was tough for me! Just the transition of having the girls all to myself, to them being in school. Trusting other people with them and trusting that I've done enough for them to be ok.. Our life is official revolved and scheduled around school!! They have an actual school sched. 9-2pm every day, and all the breaks that regular schools have. The girls go alternate days so I get to have one on one time with them and on Wednesday's they are both in school, so I get to have that time to myself!!
~ Went off my ADD meds, and off birth control.... that's been a hard adjustment for me! It was like I finally figured out "what was wrong with me" and it's almost more frustrating now than before cause I know what it's like to be able to complete thoughts and not have anxiety, not being all jumbled and stuff like that, so being like that again almost feels worse, but I'm coping and finally starting to accept it.. As for the birth control, we're just seeing if God wants to bless us with more prescious ones....
~ Went to NC for my Mother-in-law's 50th birthday.. that was fun.
Alrighty this is long I know and there were more things that happed but those were the highlights... thanks for taking the time to read it!
I'll leave you with a photo from Halloween and will start posting hopefully at least once a week! Miss all of you! Thanks again for your patience with me, you are virtuous!!
We went with Samamra, the witch, we've gone trick or treating with her every yr for the last 3 yrs! She lives in a small (yet rich) neighborhood and we're usually the only kids that ever come so we ( I mean the girls) get loads of candy!! Nadya and Bella picked their costumes, Bella was a mouse ( kept telling her she was a good mouse beacause she was being quiet like a mouse) and Nadya was a butterfly.. Guess who the "girly" one is!! Ha ha!! Love you guys!
Posted by rene at 6:42 AM
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Patience is a virtue... I'll finish this up soon! hee hee!
Posted by rene at 9:08 AM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
So, we have been getting our house ready to move into this weekend.. sorry haven't even posted photo's from vacation.. will do maybe from our new house.. Hope everyone is well, this is what we've been doing..and this is only the down stairs but I am happy to say we don't have one white room in the house!! except for closets and laundry rm... the house was all white and nasty smelly carpet..(the people who lived there before had 6 kids under the age of 9 and 4 dogs, all of which were not taken care of...) whew, it's been alot of work!! i'm glad it's almost over and soon we can get settled into our new house and have a party!! yay!! can't wait to have you guys over!
the paint looks better dry.. i love it!!
claeaning the tops of the cupboards, ugh, that was gross..
They took out the yucky carpet down stairs and put in wood flooring..yay!! love it!
> Miss the days of dancing in the vineyards in Nappa Valley...... more of those later, gotta pack some boxes.... Love and miss you all!
Posted by rene at 6:19 AM
Monday, April 28, 2008
So Bella has had a lot of "gas" today. She has just been toot'n' all over the place.. so i said "wow your really gassy today!" then I thought it was a perfect opportunity to teach her some science.. So I said: "do you know what that means when your gassy?
Bella:"what does it mean??"
Me:" it means that you have air in your belly and when you toot you let that air out"
In total disregard of my science lesson she replies: " yeah there are people in my belly walking around putting gas in me!! I'm their car and they think I'm thirsty so they are putting gas in me!!"
Meanwhile Nadya is walking around pretty upset saying: " that doesn't smell good mommy! It doesn't smell good in here!!"
Bella starts laughing and says "it's just me Nadya!"
Ahhh! The joys of children! They crack me up every day!
Posted by rene at 3:04 PM
I know, I know, it's been WAY to long since my last post..But after much convincing from a beautiful young woman whose name will remain anonymous, I decided to buckle down and post a blog. Sooo let's catch you up here.
#1. We are going on vacation!!! YAY!! Next weekend we will be driving to North Carolina and dropping the girls off at my in laws and then Si and I are flying to San Francisco!!!! WHEW HOOOO!!! We will be in CA for 5days!! This is the longest we've ever been with out the girls and the longest time Si and I have had our very own vacation!! It'll be interesting leaving the girls! I'm excited, sad, nervous and ready for it all at the same time!! There will definitely be some fun postings after that!
#2. We are moving into a house!!! YAY!! When we get back from our fun filled vacation the family and I will be moving into a house! We are still going to be renting, which is good, we get to try the house out for size and if we love it we'll buy it, or if we hate it there is no attachment to it. I'm just really excited to be in a house and have a separate area for all the girls toys and "stuff" and have another place that we can relax, and not always be in the same room as them cause right now if you are in the living room, kitchen, dinning or computer room your still in just one big room. Now I know the girls stuff will make it's way from the loft to the the living room but at least I know where it goes..It is a 3 bed room 2 1/2 bath has a loft and garage... yay!!
#3. Nadya had an ENT Dr.s appointment today and we have found that she NEEDS her tonsils and adenoids taken out and may need tubes put in her ears to maybe improve her hearing, I say maybe because they did a hearing test on her and they couldn't tell if it was her just being scared and shy or if she couldn't if in deed she has lost some hearing (which was a concern of mine because it's been a obvious loss of hearing that I have noticed , but know it's because of her adenoids... they did a few tests and we're going to do a retest in a few weeks.. so I'll let you know more on that, when i do, her surgery will be in the end of June beginning of July.. that is a scary and stressful thing, please pray for her and us as we go through that with her...
I think that's it as far as major events that have happened to us in the last couple weeks.. So here are some photo's of Bella playing dress up.. she's gone from the princess thing to dogs, which led into angry teenager and the hippie child.. hahahahah! there you go Hillary! I told you I would post one!!! (love you) May a storm of blessings fall on all of you! We love you!!
I just threw this one in for the "aww" factor.. I love it! so peaceful!
Posted by rene at 11:05 AM
Thursday, March 27, 2008
how prescious is that!! oh man i"m so blessed/cursed! hahaha! cursed meaning when they are older and they have all theese boys calling for them! wow! I can' twait to see what kind of dad Simon will be then! hahaha!
a photo of the photo shoot, she did a great job!! we even got little Tommy in on a few!! those will show up again soon I'm sure!
Posted by rene at 4:33 PM
Friday, March 21, 2008
Gage got started right away!
These 4 are trouble!! JK, those were my regular boys that I watched but now Josh (beside Bella) is in school and Kingston (beside Nadya) just had a baby sister (Hayden) so he's staying home with Mommy. Miss those boys.
going around saying their names and ages
walking around in a circle to some song, as you can see it turned into running around pretty quickly!
pause for a photo with papa
look Gage even got a ball among all the "big kids"
this is where they were knocking down the "big cheese wedge". The kids would (one at a time) stand on the green dot then run and knock over this huge foam wedge over. The kids really liked that!
waiting for some cake
Papa and his big Girls
getting ready to open gifts.
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL THE GIFTS! THEY LOVED ALL OF THEM!!
when we got home of course all the kids got all the new toys out.
the girls IMMEDIATELY got into their princess outfits, they looked so cute and beautiful, they wear them everyday, all day.
after being princesses the wanted to put on some of their new African outfits that Koko Mwasi (Si's mom) brought back from Africa
Posted by rene at 6:47 AM
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Nadya turned 3!! March 12th was her third birthday and she's been asking about her birthday since Bella had hers, and to my dismay it came sooner than later! She is sooo precious! I love my baby girl! she is sooo funny, sweet, loving, and entertaining.. It's soo funny cause we had her all wrong! You see when she was younger she was VERY aggressive, so we just knew that she was going to be our tom boy... NOT!! (hahaha! yes i just said not! , and yes i crack myself up!) She is the girliest girl ever! She loves pink, and sparkles and all that girlie stuff! When we would ask her what she wanted for her birthday she would say " umm.... a sparkly,shirt, sparkly dress, sparkly pants, and a sparkly hat , I already have sparkly shoes so I don't need sparkly shoes!!" hahahha! She still likes to play rough,pick her nose (and crack up cause she knows its supposed to be yucky), antagonize her sister,and best of all her cackle of a laugh when she thinks she is soo funny ( she usually is), but through all that she just wants pink sparkly "stuff". so here she is our beautiful 3 year old! Love you Nadi!
We woke her up super early (ok , it was 7, but si had to get to work!!) and gave her her Barbie Mariposa out fit. for those of you not fluent in spanish mariposa means butterfly, i learned that from Dora the Explorer.
still has no idea whats going on, although when we asked her if she knew how old she was she did hold up 3 fingers!
she doesn't lie about her age.
Posted by rene at 8:58 PM